The Children’s Book Review | July 28, 2015
There are so many reasons to love the work of Dr. Seuss:
- Great for Beginning Readers and Mastering Phonics
- Great Read-Aloud Books
- Great for Reluctant Readers
- Great for Teaching Life’s Lessons
- Great for Gift Giving and Children of All Ages
The number one reason to love Dr. Seuss today … it is the release day for the newer-than-new new book from Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get? The original manuscript and sketches were found in the home of Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) in 2013 and it is the first original Dr. Seuss book to be published since the final book of his career, Oh, the Place You’ll Go! (1990). True Seuss fans will be super psyched to know that the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish are featured in the illustrations.
Written and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss
Publisher’s Synopsis: This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!
Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.
An Editor’s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss’s pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers | July 28, 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-0553524260
For kids that just can’t get enough of Dr. Seuss:
By Dr. Seuss
TCBR Thoughts: This is a great choice for kids of all artistic abilities that just can’t get enough Seuss. With a couple of crayons (4 included with the book) they can actually take a hand at being Seuss. There are 18 full-color drawings that are waiting to be finished. With some prompting from the text written in traditional Seuss style, young artists can complete illustrations by adding things like feet, a top knot, fingers and toeses, and large green elephants. It carries that same unique wackiness that one would expect from Seuss and, ultimately, makes a fun take-along book that is sure to keep kids entertained.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Golden Books | 2011 (Reprint) | ISBN-13: 978-0375866005
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys and a Peabody. Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime, and his books have sold more than 650 million copies worldwide. Though Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.
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